landfill waste Articles

  • Zero landfill is not zero waste

    THE Zero Waste movement is more than just a vision. It is a movement that is actually changing the world. To prove it, I recommend visiting GreenBiz.com and in the search box type “zero waste.” You will be amazed, as I was, at the tsunami of business activities over the last couple of years related to the idea of totally eliminating waste from our manufacturing, distribution and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • EU Directive on the Landfill of Waste

    The Commission has adopted a new Proposal on the Landfill of Waste. The objective of this Proposal is to reduce the impact of waste disposal on the environment. Disposal of waste is the option of last resort in the hierarchy of waste management principles as stated by the Commission in its Waste Strategy Review of July 1996. In the Review the Commission gives clear preference to minimization and ...


  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • Designing With Geosynthetic Clay Liners

    In construction, preventing the penetration of liquids and gases is essential to maintaining the integrity of a structure. Often, containment is just as important, especially when dealing with chemical contaminants or other waste. When looking to stop the spread of contaminated liquids and gases, there are few tools as effective as geosynthetic clay liners (GCL). Read on to learn how to design ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Halving construction waste to landfill by 2012

    Government and industry have proposed halving the amount of construction,demolition and excavation waste sent tolandfill by 2012 (“1/2W2L”), as a result of waste reduction, reuse and recycling. How might this be achieved and what will the impact be? Policy targetsIn England, the Government’s Waste Strategy and draft Sustainable Construction Strategy both propose the target of 1/2W2L. ...

  • Landfilling, Waste-to-Energy, Recycling and Hazardous Waste

    Landfilling, Waste-to-Energy, Recycling and Hazardous Waste By investing in and using inventive waste technologies, landfill owners will mitigate the liability, demonstrate good community social responsibility, and most importantly, add value to their bottom line by ensuring stakeholders’ environmental sustainable financial risk management. The waste industry is at the ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Tire Shredding: The Best Alternative

    From cars and trucks to planes, tractors, and forklifts, tires are used for a wide variety of vehicles. And those tires don’t last forever. Regardless of how many miles a tire travels, it should not be used longer than ten years past its manufacture date, as the rubber will grow brittle and can crack. This isn’t usually a problem, though, since most tires are replaced within three or ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Landfill clearance

    Selling 8,000 pieces of furniture each day means the folks at Raymour & Flanigan Furniture have to contend with packaging for 8,000 pieces of furniture each day. And that's a whole lot of cardboard, plastic and polystyrene. But the Liverpool, N.Y.-based retailer has been aggressively tackling its waste streams in recent years and just added a new program to handle the large amount of ...


    By RecycleTech, Corp.

  • Seropédica landfill

    The Seropédica landfill is located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Since the closure of the 130-hectare big Gramacho landfill, Seropédica now receives over 6,000 tons of waste per day. Seropédica is the most modern solid waste treatment center in Brazil and Hofstetter has been awarded the biogas treatment process, as well as the set up of a flaring system at the landfill. ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • What Is Zero Liquid Discharge and How Does It Work?

    Not every industrial facility that produces wastewater will require zero liquid discharge (ZLD). It is usually looked to as a last resort because it can be a complex process that requires a high initial investment. If a facility is located on a site that has severe water scarcity issues and/or astronomical discharge fees, it might be ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Inox in a landfill

    For collection and transport of leachate, landfill sites are using various types of pumps. Grindex electrical corrosion resistant pumps provide the volume needed where pneumatic pumps and other submersibles pumps fall short. One of the landfills in Illinois has 18 Grindex corrosion resistant pumps in operation and they now have plans to replace all remaining submersibles with Grindex INOX pumps. ...


    By Grindex Pumps

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Landfilling of Pre-treated Waste - Consequences for the Construction, Operation and After-care of Landfills

    INTRODUCTION From the realisation of the German Waste Storage Ordinance (Ordinance on Environmentally Compatible Storage of Waste from Human Settlements AbfAblV, ANONYM, 2001) follows that in Germany from June 2005 on only pre-treated wastes are allowed to be furnished to landfills. In some parts pre-treatment will fundamentally change the physical, biological and chemical properties of the ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Stabilisation of municipal solid waste in bioreactor landfills - an overview

    The basic purpose of operating landfills as bioreactors is to enhance the waste degradation and to stabilise the waste in shorter time period as compared to conventional dry tomb landfills. This paper presents an overview of bioreactor landfills in terms of various factors affecting stabilisation of municipal solid waste. Moisture is considered to play a critical role in the biodegradation of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geotechnical Geophysics: ReMi survey at a hazardous waste landfill.

    PROJECT: ReMi surveys at a closed waste disposal site LOCATION: The Dalles, Oregon PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed ReMi Surveys at a closed 8-acre waste disposal site to passively measure microtremors within the upper 55 feet of the subsurface, in order to determine the depth to competent (non-rippable) basalt ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Groundwater Monitoring of a Solid Waste Landfill in Germany

    In Germany solid waste landfills are required to monitor the ground water on and around their premises and to regularly submit reports to the responsible environmental authority. It is the duty of the landfill operator to show that there is no strong negative effect on the ground water as it passes below the landfill. To be able to measure the impact of the landfill on the ground water quality, ...

  • Zero landfill, zero waste: the greening of industry in Singapore

    This paper reviews how a land-scarce city-state is trying to achieve its goals of zero landfill and zero waste through the greening of industry. The main challenges Singapore confronts in its solid waste management are an increasing volume of industrial waste generated, a shortage of land for landfills, and escalating costs of incineration plants. To green its industries, there has been a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modified landfill design for sustainable waste management

    Waste management, being one of the most important aspects of urban development, is gaining importance among developing nations. Landfills, which were initiated for hazardous waste management and subsequently transformed into sanitary landfills, have been the most widely adapted practice for municipal solid waste management worldwide. However, the conventional design of landfills not only fails to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The quality of National Implementation of the Waste Landfill Directive

    Untitled Document Executive Summary The information contained in this report aims to achieve a ‘snapshot’ of where we are with the implementation ...

  • Ground Water Monitoring of a Solid Waste Landfill, Germany

    Reference Project: Ground Water Monitoring of a Solid Waste Landfill, Germany In Germany solid waste landfills are required to monitor the ground water on and around their premises and to regularly submit reports to the responsible environmental authority. It is the duty of the landfill operator to show that there is no strong negative effect on the ground water as it passes below the landfill. ...

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